Ontario Science Advisory Table Leadership Update

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Original author: Public Health Ontario

Published: April 29, 2022

Source: publichealthontario.ca

Effective May 9, 2022, Dr. Fahad Razak will become the new Scientific Director for the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table (SAT) replacing Dr. Peter Jüni, who will be leaving Ontario in June for Oxford University. Dr. Razak has been a member of the Table since its inception and has contributed to many Science Briefs including Long- COVID, hospital visitor policies, vaccines and therapeutics. His research group has led some of Canada’s largest studies on patients hospitalized with COVID-19, including examining the impact of disability on care and outcomes, exploring how to manage critical drug shortages, and a randomized trial to see whether prone positioning helps patients.

Dr. Razak is a General Internist at St Michael’s Hospital (Unity Health Toronto) and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, with expertise in health services research and global health. He also has been a front-line physician providing care for hospitalized COVID-19 patients since the start of the pandemic.

We express our sincere thanks to Dr. Jüni for his leadership and contributions as the inaugural SAT Scientific Director.

Learn more about Dr. Razak by reading his full biography on the Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table’s website.